Deborah Koenker is a Vancouver based artist with interests in writing and curating. Her years as Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design have been an integral component of her art practice. A founding member of Malaspina Print Society, she served as first Director of Malaspina Print Workshop, a cooperative artist studio now in its 5th decade. Koenker utilizes print, drawing, photography and textile in mixed media installations investigating current interests in borders, globalization, migration/immigration and social justice. Her work, represented in more than twenty-five public collections in the US and Canada, has been exhibited in Canada, Mexico, Spain and the USA. In 2016 Koenker completed a solo exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery on migrant Mexican farmworkers, and a residency/exhibition for the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, a collaborative project with Karen Kazmer aka Volcano Collective.